1 Peter 4:10 (ESV) "As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:"
We had been blessed and now it was time to bless others! When the church I was pastoring began to look at all the items we had been blessed with, it was time to clean some things out and bless other churches with not only our excess but with things that they could use. Today's verse is really about sharing what we have been gifted with by sharing them with others! I am sure that each of us, if we go through those boxes in our attics, garages, storage units, will find items that we no longer use but are still useful. Maybe today's the day we live out the verse for today by boxing some items up and giving to those in need?! It may be the day we finally get off our good intentions and actually serve others by donating our time, talents and gifts that we have been blessed with. Something to think about as we contemplate how God blessed us with His Son so that we may spend eternity with Him. The best gift given is love, when was the last time we gave that away?! peace, tom
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